Adobe Adds Generative AI Features to Lightroom

| Updated on May 23, 2024

Adobe is finally bringing a much-awaited AI feature to Lightroom. With this feature, photobombing is dead. The new AI-powered generative Remove feature makes it simple for us to remove unwanted elements. Currently, the feature is in the public beta testing phase, but it will work on Lightroom across platforms, whether you are on a Mobile, Desktop, or Web app.  

The new generative remove feature uses Adobe’s Firefly AI engine to perform the desired operation. To use this feature in Lightroom, just paint over the area you want to remove and it will send the data to Adobe’s Firefly servers, it then sends it back. Since everything is happening in the cloud, your mileage will depend on the internet connection.  

The feature is similar to what you may already know as Magic Eraser from Google – select an object you want to be removed from an image and the tool will oblige.

Removing distracting elements from an image is one of the most difficult things to do when editing images. Lightroom’s Content-Aware Remove was used for such situations, which hides elements by matching surrounding areas. This type of tool works well in small situations. The larger the object to remove, and the more complex the background, the more difficult and time-consuming it will be. 

That is why Firefly AI comes to the rescue, it can do the same thing with precision for much larger objects against any background. With this Adobe has created a magic wand that accomplishes hours of work in just a few clicks. 

Manisha Singh

Journalist / Writer